The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Terry, Apr 25, 2013.
Decided I liked black rims better, so I painted them.
looks good. ever thought about putting a 40 front end on it?
No, I like the front end but I did see one with a 47 car front end once.
Not near as easy as it sounds.
Looks great! I love those 42-47 pickups!!!
I had that idea once, but spoke to a guy that had built one and the shape of the 40/41 compared to the 42/47 are very different.
But now I have a 38 panel that's being built with a 38 deluxe front.
Love the look of your truck.
Why the hell is it that someone asks that everytime a '42-'46 is shown?
Do you have any clue how much work you are in for in doing that?
I have alway loved these trucks for exactly what they are with the fullrealization they ARE somewhat "styling challenged". Part of their charm, and i sure miss mine. O/P, yours looks awesome!
I think it looks really good. What color were the rims before? Photo?
I had a 47 and loved it! I think these trucks are greatly under appreciated. Yours looks great. May I make a suggestion though? Lose the spare tire mount on the side. I did it to mine and it really cleaned it up.
They look good...
...that is one nice 46!..I personally love the 42-47 Ford trucks.
"styling challenged" HA-HA, love it. And they were orange before.
Nice, clean truck.
I really like the look of that truck. Fantastic!
Thank you for taking that well! I was a bit worried as I typed it 'cause it's a little like offering someone's baby a banana... Rest assured I have a very special place in my heart for these trucks having owned a '42 for a bit.
I had a '46 a few years ago, with an 8BA flathead in it. Lots of fun, sold it to a neighbor down the street.
The '42-'47 pickups had a 2 inch longer wheelbase and the extra length was in front of the cab. A '42-'47 cab is essentially the same as '40-'41 (except for a few things like gas filler location), but the trick is the extra wheelbase situation. That's why it's a lot of work to put a '40-'41 front clip on a '42-'47.
Looking good, Terry!
I really like the ugly duckling look of the '46/'47 Ford trucks better than the '40/'41 trucks. HRP
Why ruin it ?
I like it too.
And not really worth the effort.
In this case ugly is really cool.
When I got the truck there was no floor in the bed. Now there is.
I bought a sheet of plywood, and a gallon of thompsons. Then I dug through my junk stuff and found a set of rails from a 56 Chevy, and cut them down to fit. Next I started watching around town till I found a couple of thrown away bed frames. I used the frame rails, to go around all 4 sides, put 4 coats of thompson's, and screwed down the rails with some stainless screws.
All in all I'm out about 80 bucks.
Sweet looking truck Terry, I love those years.
Awsome redo on the bed! Mine was pretty beat and I always kinda wondered what I was gonna do...
I just bought a 47 pickup I have been after for years! Owners finally getting ready to let her go. I'll post pics up when I get it
I'll be watching for your pics!
A couple of weeks ago my wife and I bought a new bed, and while hauling out the old one I got a idea. I saved the mattress, then salvaged the old springs, and stuffing. Next I went to Hancock fabrics store, and on their remnant table came across 5 yards of some stuff that had a old timey feel, and reminded me some of Mohair in a way.
After a 3 packages of Tacks, and a can of spray glue, a bit of twine and a needle stole from my wife's sewing box. I got a new seat for around $40.00.
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